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mkdocs-jupyter: Use Jupyter Notebooks in mkdocs

  • Add Jupyter Notebooks directly to the mkdocs navigation
  • Support for multiple formats:
  • Same style as regular Jupyter Notebooks
    • Support Jupyter Themes
  • Option to execute the notebook before converting
  • Support for ipywidgets
  • Support for mkdocs TOC
  • Option to include notebook source

mkdocs-jupyter default theme mkdocs-jupyter material theme

Demo website



pip install mkdocs-jupyter


In the mkdocs.yml use Jupyter notebooks (.ipynb) or Python scripts (.py) as pages:

- Home:
- Notebook page: notebook.ipynb
- Python file:

  - mkdocs-jupyter

Titles and Table of Contents

The first h1 header (#) in your notebook will be used as the title.

# This H1 header will be the the title.

This can be turned off in the configuration (in which case the filename will be used as title):

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      ignore_h1_titles: True

In order to see the table of contents you need to maintain a hierarchical headers structure in your notebooks. You must use h2 headers (##) and not h1 (#)

## This H2 title will show in the table of contents

If you want to nest headers in the TOC you need to add additional levels later in the same markdown cell or new bottom markdown cells:

## This header will show as top level in the table of contents


### This one will be displayed inside the above level

Including or Ignoring Files

You can control which files are included or ignored via lists of glob patterns:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      include: ["*.ipynb"]  # Default: ["*.py", "*.ipynb"]
      ignore: ["some-irrelevant-files/*.ipynb"]

Execute Notebook

You can tell the plugin to execute the notebook before converting, default is False:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      execute: True

You can tell the plugin to ignore the execution of some files (with glob matching):

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      execute_ignore: "my-secret-files/*.ipynb"

To fail when notebook execution fails set allow_errors to false:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      execute: true
      allow_errors: false


By default the plugin will use the kernel specified in the notebook to execute it. You can specify a custom kernel name to use for all the notebooks:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      kernel_name: python3

Ingore Code Input

By default the plugin will show full code and regular cell output details. You can hide cell code input for all the notebooks:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      show_input: False

You can also decide to hide the Out[#] output notation and other cell metadata for all the notebooks:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      no_input: True

Jupyter themes

You can configure the different Jupyter themes. For example if using material with slate color scheme you can use the Jupyter Lab dark theme:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      theme: dark

  name: material
    scheme: slate

Download notebook link

You can tell the plugin to include the notebook source to make it easy to show a download button in the theme, default is False:

  - mkdocs-jupyter:
      include_source: True

This setting will also create a page.nb_url value that you can use in your theme to make a link in each page.

For example in mkdocs-material (see customization), you can create a main.html file like this:

{% extends "base.html" %}

{% block content %}
{% if page.nb_url %}
    <a href="{{ page.nb_url }}" title="Download Notebook" class="md-content__button md-icon">
        {% include ".icons/material/download.svg" %}
{% endif %}

{{ super() }}
{% endblock content %}

Download Notebook button


This extensions includes the Jupyter Lab nbconvert CSS styles and does some changes to make it as generic as possible in order for it to work with a variety of mkdocs themes. This is not always possible and the theme we test the most is mkdocs-material.

It's possible you might need to do some CSS changes to make it look as good as you want, for example for the material theme take a look at their customization docs.

Create a main.html file like:

{% extends "base.html" %}

{% block content %}
{{ super() }}

// Do whatever changes you need here

.jp-RenderedHTMLCommon p {
    color: red

{% endblock content %}